Smart sprinter Supido will head-up trainer Mick Kent’s two-state attack tomorrow, with his target race coming next month.
The Cranbourne horseman has Supido running in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Doomben. He then saddles Island Daze and Leodoro within 40 minutes of each other at Caulfield.
Supido and stablemate Coldstone have been in Brisbane for the past 10 days gearing up for the winter carnival. A seven-time winner from 17 starts, Supido will chase his maiden Group 1 win in the Doomben 10,000 on May 12. His main rival is last year’s Stradbroke winner Impending, a $1.85 favourite for the Victory Stakes.
Coldstone, a Flemington winner three starts back, will tackle the Class 6 Plate. Kent has engaged two-kilogram claiming apprentice Jag Guthman-Chester for Coldstone and top jockey Jeff Lloyd rides Supido.
“They’ve settled in well,” Kent said. “Hopefully we’ll get a bit of give for Supido up there. He doesn’t want it too wet as he struggled on bad ground in The Galaxy last year.”
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At Caulfield Island Daze will be attempting to keep her record intact having won her first two starts at Kyneton and Sandown. Kent isn’t thrilled at having to drop Island Daze back to the 1100m of the Honan Handicap.
“She’s probably looking for seven (1400 metres) but there’s not one for her until late next month,” Kent said. “She probably needs something between her last win and that race, so we’ve paid up for her. She’s still a baby. She’ll be better next year,” he said.”